Eden East of Austin Comes To Rhode Island For An Exclusive Four-Night Dinner Series on Horseshoe Farm in Westerly, RI

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Celebrated Austin, Texas farm-to-table restaurant Eden East is traveling to the east coast this summer for an exclusive dinner series produced by Eat Drink RI from August 19-22.

Walrus and Carpenter Oysters Announces Third Annual Farm Dinner Series with Six Renowned Rhode Island Chefs

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This summer, Walrus and Carpenter Oysters is proud to present their 3rd Annual Oyster Farm Dinner Series with birch, Gracie’s, New Rivers, Nicks on Broadway, north, and Tallulah on Thames.

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Each of the six dinner experiences begin at 3 p.m. with a boat ride and tour of the 6-acre offshore oyster farm, with discussion and time for questions about the local ecosystem and environmental benefits of oyster farming. Following the tour, guests will enjoy an in-the-water raw bar featuring freshly harvested oysters. After the raw bar, take a walk on stunning East Beach with a view of the open Atlantic Ocean, followed by the seated multi-course dinner paired with wine. Boats will return to the marina around 7:30 p.m.

Monday, August 17th | Chef Matthew Varga of Gracie’s

Chef Matthew Varga of Gracie's, photo by Jason Wessel
Chef Matthew Varga of Gracie’s, photo by Jason Wessel
Varga is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, and began working at Gracie’s in 2007. He was promoted to Executive Chef in 2010. Since then, Gracie’s has won the AAA four-diamond award four years in a row for their seasonally-inspired cuisine and impeccable service. Varga has been featured in Art Culinaire and as a guest chef for the Democratic Governors Association Taste of America gala. Please be aware that each dinner experience involves wading in ankle to knee-deep water, and a 15-minute walk to the beach, so dress accordingly. Boats will begin to depart from Charlestown, RI at 2:30 p.m., with the final boat departing at 3 p.m. Tickets are $185.00 per guest, all-inclusive and are non-refundable, but are transferable. In case of inclement weather the rain date for this dinner is Monday, August 31.

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If you have any questions about this experience, or if the dinner has sold out and you’d like to be added to a waiting list, please fill out the form below.

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Each of the six dinner experiences begin at 3 p.m. with a boat ride and tour of the 6-acre offshore oyster farm, with discussion and time for questions about the local ecosystem and environmental benefits of oyster farming. Following the tour, guests will enjoy an in-the-water raw bar featuring freshly harvested oysters. After the raw bar, take a walk on stunning East Beach with a view of the open Atlantic Ocean, followed by the seated multi-course dinner paired with wine. Boats will return to the marina around 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 16th | Chef Beau Vestal of New Rivers

Chef Beau Vestal of New Rivers
Chef Beau Vestal of New Rivers
Vestal prides himself on serving the highest quality produce, handcrafted products, and whole animals raised with care from local pastures. Since 1990 the team at New Rivers has upheld the belief that the best and most honest foods are sustainably sourced and made by hand. Beau, chef at New Rivers since 2000 and now co-owner with his wife Elizabeth, carry on this mission today with their artisan breads, an extensive pasta program, cured meats and charcuterie, and much more. Please be aware that each dinner experience involves wading in ankle to knee-deep water, and a 15-minute walk to the beach, so dress accordingly. Boats will begin to depart from Charlestown, RI at 2:30 p.m., with the final boat departing at 3 p.m. Tickets are $185.00 per guest, all-inclusive and are non-refundable, but are transferable. In case of inclement weather the rain date for this dinner is Sunday, August 30.

Download “What to Expect” details here.


If you have any questions about this experience, or if the dinner has sold out and you’d like to be added to a waiting list, please fill out the form below.